Silver linings

Grace Balfour-Harle
Editorial Assistant, Beano
DC Thomson

The magazine industry is my dream. The bustling office; bouncing creative ideas; laydown arguments; to comma or not to comma?

This has fallen silent. Zoom, nor constant messaging, are its equal. Early in my career and the most junior, it’s easy to be missed, and day-to-day changes pass by without any control. 

Where do we go from here? There are no certainties. Voices start to quieten, living this nightmare.

But a silver lining gleams. Online shows the joy, passion and creativity for magazines; bringing us together to thrive. We shout and scream and are heard. Let’s live the dream again.

Grub Street Journal